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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:28 PM

The GOP Plan to Take the Electoral-Vote-Rigging Scheme National

by Molly Ball


Republican legislators in several states have begun pushing to apportion electoral-college votes by congressional district, a move that has Democrats up in arms. Had a similar scheme been in effect in 2012, nationally or in a handful of key states, Mitt Romney could have won the presidency despite losing the popular vote. (David Graham explains the idea, and why it's so controversial, here.)

Up to now, these efforts appear to have sprouted independently as the work of individual lawmakers in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The Virginia plan has passed the state House of Delegates and could become law as soon as next week.

But now a Republican operative has a plan to take the idea national.

Jordan Gehrke, a D.C.-based strategist who's worked on presidential and Senate campaigns, is teaming up with Ken Blackwell, a former Ohio Republican secretary of state, to raise money for an effort to propose similar electoral reforms in states across the country, he told me this week.

Gehrke and Blackwell have been talking to major donors and plan to send a fundraising email to grassroots conservatives early next week. The money would go toward promoting similar plans to apportion electoral votes by congressional district in states across the country, potentially even hiring lobbyists in state capitals.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:47 PM

1. We need to get rid of the Electoral College all

together. If Wyoming doesn't like it they can try to convince more people to move there.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM

2. +8,587

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